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Director's Profile

Dato' Juzilman Bin Basir
Independent Non Executive Chairman

Malaysian, Male, aged 62

Dato’ Juzilman Bin Basir is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman and was appointed to our Board on 25 March 2014. He is presently the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Dato’ Juzilman Bin Basir graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Agriculture Science from University Putra Malaysia in 1982. He has since accumulated 34 years of experience in the agricultural sector through his attachment with Felcra Berhad since 1982. He started his career as an Agriculture Officer until 1986. He was subsequently promoted to various positions in Felcra Berhad, including Felcra State Director of Malacca, Kedah and Perlis, Deputy Director of Plantation division and Development division, General Manager of Estate Management, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Group General Manager of Estate Management.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of Felcra Berhad from 2010 until his retirement in 2013. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

He attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Dato' H'ng Choon Seng
Managing Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 52

Dato’ H’ng Choon Seng was appointed to our Board as Director on 25 November 2011 and on 28 May 2012, he was designated as our Managing Director. He completed his high school education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang in 1983. He has since accumulated 36 years of experience in the furniture and biomass material industries. As our Managing Director, he is responsible for overseeing our Group’s operations and has been instrumental in the growth and development of our Group.

Dato’ H’ng started his career in 1983 when he joined a home-based furniture manufacturer in Jawi, Penang. In 1986, he started his own home-based furniture manufacturing and trading businesses under Chiang Wei Enterprise and Heng Huat Industries Enterprise respectively. In 1997, he established Heng Huat Manufacturer Sdn Bhd to manufacture mattresses.

In 2007, he co-founded HK Fibre Sdn Bhd, together with Kee Swee Lai to manufacture coconut fibre which paved the way for his involvement in the biomass industry. Subsequently, HK Kitaran Sdn Bhd were established in 2009 to manufacture oil palm EFB fibre. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

He attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

He is the spouse of Datin Khor Mooi Kim and brothers-in-law to Khor Teik Boon and Teh Chai Luang. He has no
conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Kee Swee Lai
Deputy Managing Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 56

Kee Swee Lai was appointed to our Board as Director on 25 November 2011 and on 28 May 2012, he was designated as our Deputy Managing Director. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1987. He has since accumulated 32 years of experience in plantation management and factory operations. As our Deputy Managing Director, he is responsible for overseeing our production operations and process development activities and has been instrumental in developing our automated production process. He is presently the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee.

Mr Kee started his career with Lion Plantation Sdn Bhd in 1987 as a Management Trainee and was subsequently promoted to Plantation Manager in 1989. In 1991, he left Lion Plantation Sdn Bhd and joined PT Riau Sakti Plantations (RSUP) under Sambu Group as an Assistant General Manager and was subsequently promoted to General Manager in 1993. He left PT Riau Sakti Plantations (RSUP) in 2006 and subsequently co-founded HK Fibre Sdn Bhd in 2007 followed by HK Kitaran Sdn Bhd in 2009. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

He attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Lim Ghim Chai
Executive Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 44

Lim Ghim Chai is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 May 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from La Trobe University, Australia in 1998. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia. He has been awarded a certificate from Malayan Insurance Institute. He is presently a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Mr Lim started his career with Acer Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd as a Financial Accountant in 2000. In 2001, he left Acer Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and joined Agilent Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd as a Financial Analyst. In 2002, he left Agilent Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and joined Lorry Commercial Logistic Sdn Bhd as an Accountant until 2003. Between 2003 and 2006, he was a Partner in Maxwell Business Management and Consultancy, which specializes in tax consultancy, business planning consultancy and auditing services. He left Maxwell Business Management and Consultancy in 2006 to venture into his own business of property development and recycling of waste material. In 2012, he joined our Company as an Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing our Group’s accounting, finance and corporate exercise activities.

Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of CAB Cakaran Corporation Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

He attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Datin Khor Mooi Kim
Executive Director

Malaysian, Female, aged 50

Datin Khor Mooi Kim is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 May 2012. She completed her high school education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang in 1985 and started her career in her family’s poultry farm business in the same year. In 1991, she joined Heng Huat Furniture Sdn Bhd as an Administrator cum Human Resource Officer and was promoted to director in 1999. In 2012, she left Heng Huat Furniture Sdn Bhd and joined our Group as a director to manage our Group’s human resource and administrative matters. She has since accumulated 28 years of experience in the furniture industry. She does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

She attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

She is the spouse of Dato’ H’ng Choon Seng and sister of Khor Teik Boon. She has no conflict of interest with the Company and she has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Teh Chai Luang
Alternate Director to Kee Swee Lai

Malaysian, Female, aged 53

Teh Chai Luang was first appointed to our Board as Executive Director on 28 May 2012. She resigned on 28 December 2017 and was re-appointed to our Board as an Alternate Director to Kee Swee Lai on the same date. She completed her high school education in 1984 at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Methodist (ACS) in Parit Buntar, Perak. In the same year, she started her career in her family’s rattan container business and was attached to her family business until 1991. In 1991, she joined Heng Huat Furniture Sdn Bhd as an Administrator cum Sales Officer and was promoted to director in 1999. In 2012, she left Heng Huat Furniture Sdn Bhd and joined our Group as a director to head our sales and marketing activities. She has since accumulated 28 years of experience in the furniture industry. She does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

She is the sister-in-law to Dato’ H’ng Choon Seng. She has no conflict of interest with the Company and she has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Khor Teik Boon
Alternate Director to Dato' H'ng Choon Seng

Malaysian, Male, aged 47

Khor Teik Boon was first appointed to our Board as Executive Director on 28 May 2012. He resigned on 28 December 2017 and was re-appointed to our Board as an Alternate Director to Dato’ H’ng Choon Seng on the same date. He completed his high school education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang in 1988. In 1989, he started his career with Heng Huat Industries Enterprise as an Operations Officer. In 1997, he left Heng Huat Industries Enterprise and joined HH Manufacturer as a Production Supervisor. In 2007, he was promoted to Senior Production Manager. He left Heng Huat Manufacturer in 2012 and joined our Group as Executive Director in the same year. He has since accumulated 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations and is responsible for overseeing our Group’s mattress production. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

He is the brother of Datin Khor Mooi Kim and brother-in-law to Dato’ H’ng Choon Seng. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Cheah Swi Chun
Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 46

Cheah Swi Chun is our Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 2 August 2016.
He is presently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Mr Cheah graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from La Trobe University, Australia in 1996. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and also a member of CPA Australia.

He started his career with Messrs. Ernst & Young as Junior of Corporate Advisory Services division in 1996 and was promoted to Senior in 1999. In 2000, he left Messrs. Ernst & Young and joined B.Braun Medical Industries Sdn Bhd as Corporate Controller Asia Pacific region. In 2002, he left B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn Bhd and joined Astino Berhad as an Accountant and Corporate Manager. Upon the successful listing of Astino Berhad onto the Bursa Malaysia in 2003, he left to join Cooldec Industries Sdn Bhd in 2004 as Corporate Manager and was subsequently appointed as Director among its group of companies to oversee the group corporate affairs and financial matters. In 2011, under a corporate restructuring exercise he left Cooldec Industries Sdn Bhd to set up Eco Modular Sdn Bhd and was appointed as Director among the group of companies. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

He attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.

Dr.Lo Liang Kheng
Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 55

Dr. Lo Liang Kheng is our Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 May 2012. He
is presently the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Dr. Lo graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from American City University, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA in 2004 and obtained his Doctor of Business Administration from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2019. He also obtained a Certified Credit Professional from Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia in 2005.

He started his career with Public Bank Berhad as a Clerk in 1984 and was promoted to Operations Officer in 1992. He then left Public Bank Berhad in the same year and joined Pacific Bank Berhad as a Senior Operations Officer, and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Manager in 1996. In 1997, he left Pacific Bank Berhad and joined Dynamix Sound and Light Sdn Bhd as Financial Controller. In 2000, he left Dynamix Sound and Light Sdn Bhd and joined Kawyn Ornaments Sdn Bhd as Financial Controller. He then left Kawyn Ornaments Sdn Bhd in 2004 to set up his own business. Since 2005, he set up Kheng Consultancy Sdn Bhd, which specialises in the provision of management and financial consultancy services. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

He attended all 5 Board of Directors’ Meeting held in the financial year ended 31 December 2018.

He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and he has no conviction for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.
Heng Huat Group Of Companies

Heng Huat Resources Group Berhad(969678-D)
Heng Huat Industries Holdings Sdn Bhd(779222-P)
HK Fibre Sdn Bhd(765548-H)
HK Kitaran Sdn Bhd(881898-X)
HK Mega Industries Sdn Bhd(776763-X)
Fibre Star (M) Sdn Bhd(973296-M)
Fibre Star Marketing Sdn Bhd(973299-X)
HK Power Sdn Bhd(1110063-K)
HK Gua Musang Sdn Bhd(1110062-W)
Sabut Kelapa Saujana Setiu Terengganu Sdn Bhd(1247139-M)

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